Saturday, March 13, 2021

State of the Tavern - Which Comes First, The Podcast or the Livestream or YouTube? The Blog!

So, before tonight's Iron Rations LiveStream with JoetheLawyer (and Matt & Mike), Joe tossed out the idea that I should consider ditching the Tavern Chat podcast and move to just doing the Tavern's YouTube Channel. Thankfully, Joe didn't suggest that I ditch the blog ;)

Now, I understand where Joe is coming from. Four of the daily YouTube shares each week are simply reshares of the podcast, and three episodes each week are reshares of the YouTube livestreams. They are, in effect, imperfect mirrors of each other.

What I AM thinking of doing is recording Tavern Chat as a video initially, sharing it to YouTube, and then upload the audio to the podcast side of things. From the podcast side of things, little if anything would change. Same content, same show. On the YouTube side of things though, it would do away with the generic static image that is generated when the podcast gets converted to video. Instead, you would get my lovely image 7 days a week, in addition to my voice.

It would be a small amount of extra work on my end, but it might just be worth it for those that prefer using YouTube.

As an aside, I'd like to thank the recent subscribers that put the channel over 300 subs. We truly appreciate the support.

In any case, that's the current thought. If you have feedback or suggestions I'd be glad to have it.

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  1. Yes, please keep the audio podcast. Assuming you keep in mind much of our audience still consumes in that form only, it'll be appreciated!

    1. I don't see the podcast going away. The listener numbers are strong and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

      Recording video and than converting that to audio for the podcast shouldnt result in any change for those that consume Tavern Chat on the podcast side.

  2. Wish you had closed captions for us deaf fans.

    1. looks like the livestreams are too long for auto CC, but it appears i can do so for the shorter episode. need to flag manually. will work my way back from the most recent

  3. scratch that - its working for the 2 1/2 hr long livestream last night - will add


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